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B Nov 06, 2008, 07:50pm EST Report Abuse
I am currently looking to replace my earphones which came with my mp3 player (Creative Zen). I do not want to spend over 75USD on them so the high end stuff is out of the question. I was wondering if you guys could help me come to a conclusion.

I am narrowed it down to the following:
-Sennheiser CX300-B Earphones ~ $38.65 on sale ($50 regular)
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-CX300-B-Earbuds-Black/dp/B000...lectronics

-Grado SR60 Headphones ~ $69.00
http://www.amazon.com/Grado-60-SR60/dp/B0006DPMU4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I primary listen to my my mp3 player when walking to class and in my dorm. I pretty much only listen to Jazz and old school Hip-Hop.

Earphone Pro's:
-portable
-noise isolating
-cheaper

Cons:
-don't sound as good as headphones

Headphone Pro's:
-sound better (can anyone clarify this?)

Cons:
-not as portable as earphones
-no noise isolation
-more expensive

What do you guys think?


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B Nov 06, 2008, 08:56pm EST Report Abuse
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I decided on getting the Sennheiser CX300 earphones. The Grado SR60's have better sound quality however they are not ideal use outside the dorm.

I might buy the Grado SR60's later strictly for home use.

Sean Costello Nov 06, 2008, 09:14pm EST Report Abuse
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i use Skullcandy Earphones, good stuff has a lot better bass than my previous headphones

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Bitmap Nov 06, 2008, 11:52pm EST Report Abuse
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I have an old pair of Sony wrap-around headphones. Still the best headphones I've ever owned for an MP3 or CD player. I have huge Sennheiser muffs for recording and creating. ;)

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~Vel Nov 07, 2008, 12:26am EST Report Abuse
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My zune headphones are pretty kick ass, they're basically ear plugs with good speakers and around $40 USD. Definitely get my nod of approval.

Nov 09, 2008, 11:40pm EST Report Abuse
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My general preference is earbuds for portable music (on my Sansa), and headphones for music at home (when I need to be quiet at least, 99% of the time I crank my Polk RT5's :_))

Also, to me, high-end headphones for a portable player is a bit of a waste, since the DAC and amplifier in most players won't even be able to really take advantage of them.

Who's got a good suggestion for me on earbuds? I want something with "earplug" type qualities that will form a seal to keep the most of the other noise out. The only problem with the ones I have now is that they get loose when I'm running, which gets annoying.

Bitmap Nov 10, 2008, 04:02am EST Report Abuse
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Try the Zune Premium Earphones.
http://www.amazon.com/Zune-JDA-00001-Premium-Headphones-v2/dp/...amp;sr=8-1

I have a pair, I'd heard they had better bass response than the stock headphones that came with my 30 GB Zune. They do, but, personally, they seal sound out so well, it feels suffocating to me. But if that's what you want, the Zune Premiums are the way to go, in my experience.

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angryhippy Nov 14, 2008, 04:36am EST Report Abuse
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nevermind

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Bitmap Nov 16, 2008, 01:18pm EST Report Abuse
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angryhipy said:
nevermind

Damn. I was hoping for some hippy wisdom. :(

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angryhippy Nov 16, 2008, 04:59pm EST Report Abuse
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Ya I wrote this big long thing then read the second post. LOL I wrote a review on Reseller Ratings about New Egg and they sent me a Vista T-shirt (Housebroken! Free to a good home!) and a $25 store credit. I'm already broke this month so On Dec. 1st I'm getting those SENNHEISER HD201's or The SENNHEISER PX200's. I need over ear ones to block out all noise from the 51/50's ranting on the bus/train or hallucinating that I'm wearing my "I am a cigarette vending machine" t-shirt, but kinda like the folding ones. I may just get both. The door opened on the train last month and as I walked in it slammed shut on my head due to some mechanical defect and broke my head phones. Now I'm wearing some RCA ear hangers from Big Lots that are actually pretty damn good sounding for $5. Thankfully that hippie music doesn't have too much Bass. I need it loud enough to give my brain a vibro-massage without giving me a boom boom headache.

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B Nov 16, 2008, 05:12pm EST Report Abuse
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Thanks for everyone's input.

I am still waiting for my Sennheiser CX300-S's. They shipped yesterday.

Apr 09, 2009, 12:13pm EDT Report Abuse
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Brendan Gonsalves (57301) said on Nov 16, 2008 at 02:12pm PST:
I am still waiting for my Sennheiser CX300-S's. They shipped yesterday.

Did you ever get those? How are they?

I'm going to order a Sennheiser HD-280 Pro set today, but I want to get some in-ear's as well. I was looking at the Sennheiser CX300-B on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6G9RI

And I'm also considering the Sennheiser CX200:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OIK50C

B Apr 09, 2009, 02:46pm EDT Report Abuse
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McFly said:
Brendan Gonsalves (57301) said on Nov 16, 2008 at 02:12pm PST:
I am still waiting for my Sennheiser CX300-S's. They shipped yesterday.

Did you ever get those? How are they?

I'm going to order a Sennheiser HD-280 Pro set today, but I want to get some in-ear's as well. I was looking at the Sennheiser CX300-B on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6G9RI

And I'm also considering the Sennheiser CX200:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OIK50C


I got the Sennheiser CX300's several months ago. That are the best earphones I have ever listened to. After listening to them for about a minute, I realized I could never go back to using the stock earphones, which came with my old Samsung mp3 player (similar to ipod headphones). They are extremely crisp and have amazing bass and treble.

They do a pretty good job at noise cancellation and will block out most ambient sounds (people talking, street noise etc). It will not block out louder noises though.

I am glad I got earphones over headphones because they are much more portable, which is great because I do alot of walking.

I also bought mine when they were on sale at amazon. Amazing value for the price I paid.

Apr 09, 2009, 03:28pm EDT Report Abuse
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How do you like the asymmetric cable (I believe it's the right side that's longer)?

The CX200's have equal length cables, so I was trying to figure out which I would like better.

B Apr 09, 2009, 03:37pm EDT Report Abuse
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McFly said:
How do you like the asymmetric cable (I believe it's the right side that's longer)?

The CX200's have equal length cables, so I was trying to figure out which I would like better.

At first I was skeptical about it but it really grew on me. It is good because it makes it easier to only have one ear bud in your ear (the left ear phone). The right ear phone cord is longer and goes around your neck. By going around your neck, it adds support for the dangling earphone.

Apr 09, 2009, 06:42pm EDT Report Abuse
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Hoo damn, I just ordered my HD-280 Pro's. I was going to get them from Newegg ($100 shipped), but just today they went into " Deactivated Item" mode. So I looked around and found them at ZZF for $75 shipped! W00tcakes! http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=386017

That will leave me with enough scratch to get the CX200 or 300. :D



 

    
 
 

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